TravelCenters of America (TA) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about TravelCenters of America (NASDAQ:TA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TravelCenters of America earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.9625672220097 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

TravelCenters of America (NASDAQ:TA) opened at $4.60 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18. TravelCenters of America has a 52-week low of $2.95 and a 52-week high of $7.75.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on TA. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of TravelCenters of America in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut TravelCenters of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday. TheStreet upgraded TravelCenters of America from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price (up from $9.00) on shares of TravelCenters of America in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Citigroup cut TravelCenters of America from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $4.50 target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.38.

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TravelCenters of America Company Profile

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operates and franchises travel centers and convenience store and restaurant locations. The Company’s segments include travel centers, convenience stores, and corporate and other. The Company offers a range of products and services, including diesel fuel and gasoline, as well as nonfuel products and services, such as truck repair and maintenance services, full service restaurants, quick service restaurants (QSRs), travel/convenience stores and various customer amenities.

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